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Memorable Manitobans: John Dawson Evelyn (1862-1942)

Educator.

Born at Wooton, Surrey, England on 29 March 1862, he came to Canada in 1903 and served as the Principal of Westbourne School (1908-1926), Dominion City School (1927-1930), and Stockton School (1930-1931). He was a member of the Masons and St. James Anglican Church. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 1 August 1942 and was buried in the St. James Cemetery.

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Veteran school principal dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 August 1942, page 11.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2016

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